Manatee County Utilities Sunday Update

Manatee County Utilities Sunday Update
Posted on 10/02/2022
Press Release NoticeMANATEE COUNTY, FL (October 2, 2022) – Manatee County Utilities workers continue to make progress in their efforts to return the water and sewer services to normal, following the impact of Hurricane Ian.

As of Sunday afternoon, boil water advisories for residents of the island communities of Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, and Holmes Beach, whose potable water service was interrupted during the storm, have been rescinded. Longboat Key does its own water testing, and residents of that community will need to check with city leaders for the latest results of their testing.

Boil water notifications for mobile home residents in the county who had service interruptions due to Ian are similarly able to use water for drinking or cooking with no issues, except for the following communities: Terra Ceia Village, Leisure Lake Co-Op and Sugar Creek Mobile Home Park Estates. Their water is being retested, and residents will receive rescission notices as soon as tests indicate.

Also, with the further restoration of grid power to lift stations across the county and the strategic deployment of generators to those stations that remained offline, Manatee County Utilities wastewater customers can confidently use their drains for flushing, showering and laundry needs.

“Our dedicated Utilities crews have worked tirelessly to support our citizens,” said Manatee County Administrator Scott Hopes. “Their efforts are paying off.”

Manatee County Utilities also oversees operations at the County landfill, where residents have been bringing storm debris all weekend during special extended hours as they initiate their own post-Ian clean-up. Starting Monday—and running all week—the landfill will further extend operating hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Beginning Monday, Manatee County solid waste collections will begin again—with one significant change. Recycling collections will be suspended until further notice. This is to allow drivers to concentrate on trash and debris collection. However, there will be recycling collection sites available for residents at the following locations:

  • GT Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. W., Bradenton
  • Braden River Park, 5201 51st. St. E., Bradenton
  • Blackstone Park, 2112 14th Ave. W., Palmetto
  • Lakewood Ranch Park, 5350 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton
  • Buffalo Creek Park 7550 69th St. E., Palmetto
  • Bayfront Park, 310 North Bay Blvd., Anna Maria
  • Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach
  • Coquina Beach, 2650 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach
  • Bennett Park, 400 Cyprus Creek Blvd., Bradenton
  • Palma Sola Park, 7915 40th Ave W., Bradenton

These are self-service 24/7 locations for disposal of recyclable materials only. All cardboard must be clean, broken down or flattened to be recycled.

Debris can be prepared as yard waste and placed outside for collection on Wednesdays. Unprepared debris will be collected by contracted haulers on passes through the county—which will be scheduled soon. Those schedules will be abundantly communicated as soon as they are confirmed.

For more information about Manatee County's Hurricane Ian recovery efforts, go to or call (941) 748-4501. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @manateegov.